‘Fringe’ series finale details revealed (Possible Spoilers)
“Fringe” is coming to an end on January 18 with the final two hours of the series, and FOX has now released the synopsis for episodes 12 and 13, “Liberty” and “An Enemy of Fate,” the Fringe series finale.
Concluding with a special two-hour event, the “Fringe” finale marks the series’ 100th episode, as well as setting the series as the second-longest scripted sci-fi program Fox network has ever aired after The X-Files (which ran for 9 seasons).
Synopsis: “First, the Fringe team engages a desperate plan as Olivia embarks on a dangerous and otherworldly journey into the unknown. Then, Peter, Olivia, Walter, Astrid and Broyles face off against the Observers in one final and extraordinary battle for the fate of mankind.”
FINALE: The Fringe team has suffered losses this season alone (Etta, Nina), but could they lose someone else before they say goodbye for good? It’s beginning to sound like it, but then, as seen in “The Boy Must Live” shows, Olivia says “the plan is going to reset time,” so will that change?
Could they get their loved ones back only to lose someone else to make the plan work? While the episode descriptions at least seem to reveal that Olivia’s going to survive her dangerous journey, what is she after? Could she be after the final piece of Walter’s plan? Then there’s the matter of that final battle. The Fringe 511 promo also shows Captain Windmark saying “ending their existence consumes me,” so what will that mean when it comes down to that last battle? Could that end up being his downfall?
Below is the promo to the episode before the finale:
“It has been an absolute honor to have been a part of the weird and wonderful world of ‘Fringe,'” co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams says. “I will always owe the cast and crew for pouring their hearts and souls into every dimension of this series. Creating the show with Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman was a joy, but watching it evolve over the years into such an imaginative, insane and heartbreaking ride is nothing less than a thrill. I am grateful to our blessed fans, and to Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice and everyone at the glorious FOX network for allowing ‘Fringe’ to reach its bittersweet conclusion.”
Showrunner J.H. Wyman says he wants to “personally thank” everyone involved with the series, from cast and crew to studio executives to fans.
“It simply cannot be overstated how grateful I am for the ongoing and unconditional support we have received over the past five seasons,” Wyman says. “It has been both mind-blowing and humbling. I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, and to be able to tell this story about a family — a family that, through everything, fought together for survival — has been a highlight of my career.”